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neck-deep

adjective

Definition of neck-deep

  1. 1 :  reaching as high as one's neck <She stood in neck-deep water.>

  2. 2 :  standing in something that reaches to one's neck —usually + in <She was neck-deep in water.> —often used figuratively <We were neck-deep in work.>




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neck-deep

adverb

Definition of neck-deep

  1. :  in something that reaches to one's neck <She stood neck-deep in the water.>




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